September 4th, 2008
08:08 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin speech pulls in $8 million - for Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/04/art.money.gi.jpg caption="The Obama campaign is pulling in cash following Palin's speech. "](CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign says it has raised more than $8 million from over 130,000 donors following Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday night.

The campaign also says it is on track to raise $10 million before John McCain takes the podium at the Republican National Convention tonight.

soundoff (564 Responses)
  1. No Way, No How, NObama

    Funny, Palin didn't say anything we hadn't heard for Clinton and Biden.

    PUMA!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. Hillary

    What a bunch of hypocrites! The Dems thrashed the Republicans all week last week and now they are upset because they are getting bashed this week.

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. Mike - Maryland - Former Republican

    I gave first thing this morning. After watching the new "republican" shining star Sarah (force my moral values down your throat) Palin give her spew/speech.

    There are not many of us real republicans left but just to refresh, we believe in small government, BALANCED budget, less intervention in private lives and war if necessary to protect the United States (not business, not Israel, not GWB's honor).

    done now

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Independent99999

    Republicans are TOAST in this election. Period.
    Palin's written speech could have been delivered more capably by me. And it does not make me a VP candidate

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  5. Marcus

    Wasn't Sarah Palin pregnant at the time she got married. Check the facts. Her son, Track, was born 8 months after the wedding. It seems she, like her daughter, ignored the "abstinence only" philosophy she has been touting. How hypocritical!

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. Dustin

    RJ, CA,

    Your wait is over, she's Annie Oakley. There, you can go back to calling us whiners.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. Kay

    I am sending in $50!

    Why is it that Vanessa Williams was dethroned for NUDE pics from Miss America, and not Sarah Palin running for VP?

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. maynard hopkins wi

    HOG WASH HOG WASH HOG WASH HOG WASH HOG WASH

    ANOTHER OF HIS WISHFUL THINKING PLANS

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. prairieguy

    Hey stupid PUMA for Palin...as of tonight your silly pathetic McShame CANNOT fund raise as he accepted public funding of $85 million...gee dont' you know what is going on...oh wait...you're a PUMA!!!

    You belong with him!

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  10. Ledia

    I donated 15.00. Not much but proud of it

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  11. Democrat

    I was a Hillary supporter that was going to vote for McCain after she was snubbed by Obama but there is no way I can bring myself to vote for McCain/Palin. I am a proud Liberal and these people are just like Bush.

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. Texico From Mexico

    I can't afford it and have already given 800 Dollars since Jan, but guess what...because of that hate filled speech that would have made Hitler proud I just donated 300.00 dollars! And depending on how tonight goes I just might throw in 200.00 more!

    Oh and all you Republicans...I think you would have voted for Hilter if he said he was a Republican.

    And Veterans...you better wake up before you end up in another war we don't belong in. You think we would have learned from Vietnam!

    Veterans For Obama

    September 4, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  13. Money just sent

    Thanks Hockey Mom! I have just donated to Barack. Keep up the good work!

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  14. VIRTUAL $$$

    LIARS

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  15. Proud Woman from Texas

    JUST GOT PAID TODAY....Can't wait to pay my bills and include a donation to the Obama/Biden Ticket!!

    CHALLENGE TO ALL WOMEN OF TEXAS:
    Match my $15 and give to Obama/Biden Campaign!!
    If you don't have that much, give what you can afford....

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  16. br1 IN

    Does it count if my kid plays football instead of hockey?

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. Peter of Oregon

    Dang I wasn't aware of the drive! Gonna make that donation before McCain steps up on that podium.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  18. Lori

    And another thing...anyone else notice the "Hot VP" buttons people were wearing last night? I don't want to hear one word of "sexism" coming from them!

    I was sick after watching...and I am a republican...who is voting for Obama/Biden!

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  19. Dexter

    Ever since he choose Palin, I haven't been able to stop smiling.

    McCain handed the presidency to Obama.

    Take your speech that you gave to a half-filled arena back to Alaska. All you did last night was show the world how hateful and desperate the republicans are.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  20. Nate Hussein

    PUMA's For PALIN
    I thought she was awesome. After a week of Obama trashing her, her family and her daughter I was inspired by her heart

    Obama never said a word about her, until she started trashing him. He's been very gratious towards her. But I guess another lie doesn't matter. Think about it PUMA, vote Palin in now and give her that extra edge she needs to beat Hillary in 2012, real smart strategy there.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  21. ANAG LOS ANGELES, CA

    Looks like they did the dems some good

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. I am not rich but will donate to

    Barack Obama.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. danielo

    Every time I watch a republican stand up and start the POW THING! I says,

    NO! NOT ALL OVER AGAIN! Hurts my ears like a broken record.
    Do they have anything else to tout for McCain

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. Tutti

    I listened with an open mind last night and felt disgusted after her speech. Though I reached my personal budget for donating to Obama over the last 6 months, I couldn't resist sending another $40 after hearing that woman. She should be ashamed of herself on so many levels.

    Oh and for the record, I'm single, 42 year old Female, Caucasion, Jewish, Office Manager at Hedge Fund, PTA Treasurer and Hockey Mom, Mother of a 17 Year Old Daughter who IS NOT sexually active and a person who RESPECTS and ADMIRES Community Organizers and against killing animals solely for recreational pleasures.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. jack

    Let's face it most white (and some non-white) Republicans and Democrats against Obama have two fears...that if Obama is President he will 1). enslave the whites in this country as were done by whites to blacks and 2.) appropriate the women. The vanquished becoming the victors syndrome. That's the real fear of racists. This means giving up all the goodies of being 'entitled' as awhite person. The time worn U.S. mantra that the most unqualified, base, uneducated, ignorant, white person is far better than the most qualified person non-white. That's a hard habit to break. It's in the DNA of this country and easily transferred to everyone as long as they're not black.

    September 4, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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